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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Alliance for Retired Americans

2009 Lifetime Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 15%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 14%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 19%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 14%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 14%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 9%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 13%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 5%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 26%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 9%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 99%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 11%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 97%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 92%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 98%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 3%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 10%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 98%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 90%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 97%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 30%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 53%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 20%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 14%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 16%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 94%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 99%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 6%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 87%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 8%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 4%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 7%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 13%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 14%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 6%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 10%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 98%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 13%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 10%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 98%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 97%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 87%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 4%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 20%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 7%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 20%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 7%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 10%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 8%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 7%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 18%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 10%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 98%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 94%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 98%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 97%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 41%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 22%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 99%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 93%
MN U.S. House 3 Erik Paulsen Republican 10%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 69%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 95%
MO U.S. House 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 10%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 10%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 79%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 1%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 98%
MS U.S. House 3 Gregg Harper Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 9%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 35%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 93%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 96%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 96%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 34%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 97%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 8%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 10%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 2%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 24%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 13%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 100%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 28%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 32%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 20%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 97%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 98%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 8%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 90%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 100%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Dean Heller Republican 37%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 18%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 99%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 99%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 97%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 90%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 98%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 21%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 10%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 95%
OH State House 59 John Boccieri Democratic 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 8%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 10%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 5%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 24%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 11%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 96%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 97%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 92%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 99%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 10%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 30%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 31%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 97%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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